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Need a terrific doctor?updated: Mon Mar 12 2012 09:16:00

When it comes to finding a doctor, chances are you spend a lot more time worrying about your man, your kids, or your parents than yourself. After all, you're strong enough to soldier through the occasional cold, right?

Youngest kids in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHDupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 12:10:00

Children who are the youngest in their class are more likely than their older classmates to be diagnosed and given medication for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) -- suggesting that immaturity may be part of the problem, not ADHD.

Sinus infection? Antibiotics won't helpupdated: Tue Feb 14 2012 16:00:00

Roughly 20% of the antibiotic prescriptions written in the United States for adults each year are for sinus infections. That's an impressive statistic, given that doctors and public health officials have long doubted that antibiotics can successfully treat the condition.

Money Magazine: Get more from a second doctor's opinionupdated: Tue Feb 07 2012 11:38:00

If you're like most people, you're inclined to trust your doctor's advice.

CNNMoney: Doctors living on loansupdated: Fri Jan 20 2012 12:37:00

Government-backed loans to doctors have surged more than 10-fold in the past decade, a trend industry insiders say is a red flag that doctors in America are in financial distress.

CNNMoney: Medicare doctors fed up with Washingtonupdated: Thu Dec 22 2011 14:56:00

The payroll tax impasse in Congress has put Medicare doctors on edge over the likelihood that their pay could be slashed 27.4% in two weeks time.

Depressed people often hide symptoms from doctorsupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 07:39:00

Family doctors and other primary care physicians are often the first health professionals to learn that a patient is depressed, but that doesn't mean they identify all of the depression cases that walk through their offices.

Money Magazine: The future of your health careupdated: Mon Apr 25 2011 15:16:00

Rising medical costs hobbled General Motors and Chrysler, and they're swallowing up state budgets. The country's long-term financial prognosis is grave largely because of health care entitlements.

2010: Playing ball after a brain tumorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:16:00

Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on a 17-year old living his dream of playing football after nearly dying from a brain tumor.

When a headache really is a brain tumorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 10:16:00

It's become a classic scenario: You have a headache and after Googling it, you find out a headache can be a sign of a brain tumor.

Fortune: Health care reform can't work without more doctorsupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 13:08:00

Late last month, the Patient Protection and Affordability Act, better known as "health care reform," quietly celebrated its first birthday. The bill has its supporters, including the millions of previously uninsured Americans who will have access to coverage because of it. But its critics have been more vocal, attacking the landmark legislation for "gutting" Medicare, drastically understating the measure's probable cost, and funding a new entitlement with early premiums from still another entitlement for long-term care that's destined to go broke.

CNNMoney: Med students rush to primary care programsupdated: Thu Mar 24 2011 16:30:00

After years of being the black sheep of the medical profession, family medicine is becoming more attractive to med students. The reason -- health reform.

Are psychiatric advance directives worthwhile?updated: Tue Mar 15 2011 11:19:00

Do you think it is worthwhile to have a psychiatric advance directive?

Stigma haunts mentally ill Latinosupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 08:36:00

Gabriela Martinez always spent a lot of time in bed, and she rarely laughed, or even spoke. For decades, her family shrugged off this unusual behavior as nervios, or "nerve problems."

Injectable osteoporosis drug approved by FDAupdated: Wed Jun 02 2010 19:47:00

Primary-care doctors now have a new--and potentially more convenient--tool to fight the bone disease osteoporosis.

How integrative medicine can help your healthupdated: Wed May 19 2010 08:17:00

There are countless opinions regarding how to improve health care in the United States, but many experts agree on one fact: "Our current health-care system is mainly a sick-care system," says Adam Perlman, executive director of the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

CNNMoney: Doctors: 5 gripes about the health lawupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:56:00

Now that health reform is law, many physicians are complaining that while it may help their patients, it doesn't go far enough to help doctors.

CNNMoney: Doctor-starved: America's heartland in crisisupdated: Sun Mar 28 2010 10:17:00

For one doctor practicing in America's heartland, the new health care law and its incentives to keep doctors on the farm is a start, not a solution, to the medical care crisis afflicting rural America.

Health care reform Q & Aupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 16:18:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers viewer questions on health care reform.

Updated: Answers to your questions on health care lawupdated: Thu Mar 25 2010 16:18:00

With the passage of the health care reform bill, CNN has been flooded with viewer questions about specifics of the measure and how their lives may be affected. In response, we're providing answers here, based on our reporting research, that address some of the issues you're raising most often. Got another question? E-mail us at

CNNMoney: Some nurses paid more than family doctorsupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 12:39:00

Despite the growing shortage of family doctors in the United States, medical centers last year offered higher salaries and incentives to specialist nurses than to primary care doctors, according to an annual survey of physicians' salaries.

CNNMoney: Health care: Patients, doctors, insurers reactupdated: Mon Mar 22 2010 21:49:00

The House's approval of a measure to reform and revamp the nation's health care system was praised Monday by consumer groups, given mixed reviews by doctors and got a thumbs down from insurers.

CNNMoney: The next tech goldmine: Medical recordsupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 04:12:00

When Dr. Bradley Block, a family physician in Florida, began to investigate electronic medical record systems for his four-doctor practice, he discovered that many of the largest firms in the field were not particularly interested in his business.

CNNMoney: Ditched by your doctor - blame Medicareupdated: Tue Mar 02 2010 11:36:00

As a 21% cut in Medicare payment rates to doctors took effect Monday, eight of the 15 patients on Dr. William Schreiber's schedule are on Medicare.

Family doctor is key to reformupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 08:42:00

America is closer to meaningful health care reform than at any time in its history. As we have all witnessed, finding a way to both provide every American access to affordable health care while seeking to control health care costs has not been easy.

Primary care shortages hitting communities hardupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 08:33:00

Her bedside manner is comforting, the questions to the point.

Help for community health centersupdated: Sun Dec 13 2009 08:33:00

President Obama praises the Senate's health reform compromise and says the new framework will pave the way to passage.

Cosmetic surgery boom revamps doctors' officesupdated: Wed Dec 02 2009 17:22:00

The recent death of former Miss Argentina and model Solange Magnano is raising a lot of questions about the risks of cosmetic surgery. But even non-surgical beauty procedures can carry with them serious risks -- especially if the doctor performing them isn't a specialist.

CNNMoney: Seniors squeezed as doctors shun Medicareupdated: Sun Nov 01 2009 00:11:00

Medicare has become a scary word to the doctors at the largest private group practice in Kansas City, Mo.

CNNMoney: Doctors slash vaccines due to rising costsupdated: Wed Sep 30 2009 15:14:00

Parents who bring their kids to Dr. G. Andrew McIntosh for the chicken pox vaccine are out of luck.

Commentary: Why primary care doctors are fed upupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 06:39:00

Health policy experts agree that any reform in our health care system must include a well-educated, caring primary care doctor who is able to manage the health of his or her patients with an eye to using resources optimally to keep costs down.

Commentary: Why the doctor won't see you nowupdated: Thu Aug 20 2009 08:56:00

When President Obama recently cited the number of Americans without health insurance, he declared that, "We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women, and children."

CNNMoney: Doctors' orders: Avoid insuranceupdated: Mon Aug 17 2009 14:18:00

Like a lot of their patients, doctors are sick of long waits in the waiting room and dealing with insurance companies.

'Ideal' doctors stress quality of over quantityupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 16:31:00

At the reception desk of Barrington Family Medicine is a large vase of flowers, and that's pretty much it. There's no secretary, no nurse, no office manager and no staff.

These doctors make house callsupdated: Tue Aug 04 2009 16:31:00

A pair of doctors are reviving the old ways of medicine - including house calls. CNN photojournalist Bob Crowley reports.

CNNMoney: Health care's future may already existupdated: Sat Jul 25 2009 21:10:00

It's time for your 2015 annual physical.

Doctor-patient talk could cut costs, ethicists sayupdated: Thu Jul 23 2009 09:23:00

Neither of Dr. Arthur Kellerman's parents wanted to die in a hospital. His father had metastatic cancer and his mother had had multiple strokes, and Kellerman wanted to respect their wishes about the ends of their lives.

CNNMoney: Family doctors: An endangered breedupdated: Sat Jul 18 2009 07:58:00

Luis Manriquez and Katherine Glass share a common -- and increasingly rare -- ambition: They both want to become family doctors.

Dr. Regina Benjamin is surgeon general choiceupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 15:14:00

President Obama announced Monday his choice for surgeon general -- Dr. Regina Benjamin, a 52-year-old family practice doctor who has spent most of her career tending to the needs of poor patients in a Gulf Coast clinic in Alabama.

Obama picks surgeon generalupdated: Mon Jul 13 2009 15:14:00

President Obama has nominated Dr. Regina Benjamin to serve as surgeon general.

How can I help my bipolar husband not give up hope?updated: Tue Jun 09 2009 11:54:00

My husband's bipolar disorder was diagnosed several years ago. He has tried several medications and the side effects have far outweighed any benefits. Now he refuses to see a doctor about it because he thinks it's hopeless. Not to mention we have moved and discovered that there are few psychiatrists in the area, and the ones who will take him have a six-month waiting list. Our primary care doctor won't treat him for the bipolar (he asked). It is terrible to see him suffer from this disease without any relief in sight. Any suggestions?

Commentary: Why we do need more doctorsupdated: Wed May 27 2009 13:32:00

Clayton Christensen, Jason Hwang and Vineeta Vijayaraghavan are right about one thing in their CNN commentary titled "We don't need more doctors." America's health care system is broken. It requires significant reform if patients are to have access to convenient, affordable and -- most importantly -- high-quality care that results in good outcomes.

Commentary: We don't need more doctorsupdated: Wed May 13 2009 09:13:00

Vowing not to "continue down the same dangerous road" of rising health care costs, President Obama announced on Monday a coalition for reform that included some of health care's most powerful stakeholders.

Free clinic's business booms in bad economyupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 10:24:00

Sherry Pierce, who works at a fast food restaurant that doesn't offer health insurance, needs a dentist to look at three broken teeth that may be abscessed.

Free clinic fills gapsupdated: Fri Apr 24 2009 10:24:00

A look at "Clinic with a Heart," which supplies free medical care to patients in Lincoln, Nebraska.

CNNMoney: Wal-Mart wants your rash and strep throatupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 11:55:00

Americans, frustrated by endless waits at the doctor's office, are sidestepping their family physician and taking their rashes, strep throat and pink eye to stores such as Wal-Mart and Walgreens instead.

Plagued by chronic pain? Treatment teams can helpupdated: Thu Mar 26 2009 10:09:00

Up to 15 percent of the U.S. population have chronic pain, and as many as five percent have pain so persistent that they need heavy-hitting painkillers, known as opioids, just to get through the day.

Money Magazine: Your doctor is in aisle fourupdated: Tue Dec 30 2008 11:53:00

Did you wake up with pinkeye? Or maybe a painful sore throat or a nasty rash? You want relief and you want it now. Well, good luck getting it.

Family doctor shortageupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:58:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks at a new survey that finds half of all primary physicans surveyed want to leave their practices.

Half of primary-care doctors in survey would leave medicineupdated: Tue Nov 18 2008 09:14:00

Nearly half the respondents in a survey of U.S. primary care physicians said that they would seriously consider getting out of the medical business within the next three years if they had an alternative.

Five steps to getting a second opinion onlineupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 13:52:00

In August, just days before her daughter was to start her sophomore year of college, Dr. Lucy Sauer faced a troubling choice: Should her daughter have a device surgically implanted in her chest to control her heart rhythm?

Getting a second opinionupdated: Thu Nov 06 2008 13:52:00

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen offers tips on how to get a second opinion from your living room.

WHO slams global health care, calls for universal coverageupdated: Tue Oct 14 2008 10:53:00

In a Nairobi slum, more than one in four children under 5 will die, but in a wealthier part of the Kenyan capital, the mortality rate is one in almost 67, according to a World Health Organization report released Tuesday. Fewer US Med Students Choosing Primary Careupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 16:00:00

Only 2% of graduating medical students say they plan to work in primary care internal medicine, raising worries about a looming shortage of the first-stop doctors who used to be the backbone of the American medical system

Survey estimates 1 percent of adults have active epilepsyupdated: Fri Aug 08 2008 17:59:00

An estimated one percent of adults have active epilepsy, and many of them are getting insufficient treatment, according to a 19-state survey released Thursday.

Obama in 'excellent health,' doctor saysupdated: Thu May 29 2008 19:34:00

Democratic presidential front-runner Sen. Barack Obama is in excellent health, according to a statement from his doctor, released by the campaign. Giving Patients the VIP Treatmentupdated: Wed May 14 2008 11:00:00

More and more doctors, fed up with overpacked schedules and restrictive insurance company rules, are turning their practices into full-service, concierge affairs

Ducatiupdated: Mon Oct 29 2007 07:18:00

CNN's Monita Rajpal visits the Ducati factory in Bologna, and talks with Moto GP champion Casey Stoner

Facial twitching hurts quality of lifeupdated: Thu Dec 21 2006 09:23:00

Although she loved the memories they made on vacations together, Sandra Thai regularly threw out a good number of the snapshots of her husband, Dinh.

CNNMoney: Pfizer's new inhalable insulin slow to catch onupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 10:39:00

Diabetics are holding their breath, and that may not be good news for the Pfizer, the world's biggest drugmaker.

FSB: Physician, heal thyselfupdated: Mon Oct 09 2006 15:55:00

When Michael Holton and Thomas Kintanar decided to start a medical practice in Churubusco, Ind., the two doctors, both devout Christians, say they heard a call from God. Holton, 40, was an exhauste...

Capirossi will remain with Ducatiupdated: Mon Aug 28 2006 12:00:00

Veteran Italian Loris Capirossi will remain with Ducati for the 2007 Moto GP season after signing a new contract on Monday.

Grace Park Talkasia Transcriptupdated: Tue Feb 28 2006 04:58:00

LH: Lorraine Hahn GP: Grace Park

Fortune: Trouble in Prozacupdated: Mon Nov 28 2005 00:01:00

Can Prozac make you want to die? The idea seems strange, given that the drug and similar antidepressants are supposed to do just the opposite. Yet that is what Kimberly Witczak believes happened to...

CNNMoney: Georgia-Pacific in $13 billion takeoverupdated: Sun Nov 13 2005 16:50:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Georgia-Pacific Corp., the maker of Brawny paper towels and Dixie Cups, Sunday said it agreed to be bought by Koch Industries, Inc. for $13.2 billion.

CNNMoney: Chiron blamed for vaccine shortfallupdated: Fri Oct 28 2005 08:04:00

Chiron, one of the lead manufacturers of flu shots, said the worst of its production problems are resolved, but family doctors are fuming that they're not getting enough flu shots now.

Melandri quickest as Rossi trailsupdated: Fri Oct 21 2005 10:55:00

World champion Valentino Rossi missed top slot in Friday's first free practice for Sunday's inaugural Turkish MotoGP, placing only fifth of 19 starters.

Capirossi takes pole for Qatar GPupdated: Fri Sep 30 2005 10:24:00

Loris Capirossi lined himself up for a hat-trick of successive MotoGP wins by taking pole position for the third race in a row at the Qatar GP.

CNNMoney: Dealing with evacuation limboupdated: Mon Sep 26 2005 11:47:00

Streams of evacuees are stuck again in a familiar evacuation limbo. While out of harm's way, the return to normalcy is nowhere in sight.

Montoya makes Spanish GP comebackupdated: Thu May 05 2005 06:47:00

McLaren driver Juan Pablo Montoya will race in this weekend's Spanish GP after missing the last two races with a shoulder injury.

Doctor says boy's Zoloft prescription unchangedupdated: Wed Feb 02 2005 13:20:00

A family doctor testified Wednesday that a teenager was taking a starter dose of the antidepressant Zoloft when the boy shot his grandparents to death.

FSB: Gone in 60 Secondsupdated: Tue Feb 01 2005 00:01:00

Is it possible that one remedy for the ailing health-care system can be found in a Target store in Minneapolis? To see for yourself, head down the main aisle, past greeting cards and gift wrap, tow...

Coburn projected to win in Oklahomaupdated: Tue Nov 02 2004 21:01:00

CNN is projecting that former Rep. Tom Coburn will win the Senate seat vacated by Republican Don Nickles in Oklahoma.

Medication reminder for elderlyupdated: Thu Oct 21 2004 05:06:00

It is a common scenario: you are on medication but you forget to take it -- or worse, you cannot remember whether you took the pill you were due to take an hour ago.

Doctors told to end 'sicknote culture' updated: Wed Oct 20 2004 13:11:00

British doctors have been encouraged to urge patients to return to work as soon as possible to tackle the country's "sicknote culture."

FSB: Deluxe Doctorsupdated: Thu Jul 01 2004 00:01:00

At first glance, Dr. Bernard Kaminetsky seemed to be living his dream. Since childhood he'd wanted to be a family doctor, and he'd pursued his ambition diligently. Nearly 20 years of hard work had ...

Shipman: The silent suburban slayerupdated: Tue Jan 13 2004 04:14:00

Harold Shipman was the silent suburban killer, targeting elderly women with names like Norah, Winifred, and Irene, and killing them behind the lace curtains of their own homes.

Money Magazine: Healthy Trails Why it pays to see a travel medicine specialist before you leave on vacationupdated: Sat Apr 01 2000 00:01:00

You're headed for Shanghai to tour some factories or to Tanzania for a weeklong safari. Or perhaps your son or daughter is spending a semester in Madras or spring break in Belize. You check with yo...

Fortune: What Really Goes On In Your Doctor's Office? Hate managed care? It's no picnic for doctors either. The big updated: Mon Aug 17 1998 00:01:00

I started having vague concerns about managed care a few years ago when my new doctor, selected from a thick roster approved by a managed-care company with which my employer has a contract, began g...


Once, you could retire with a garden hoe or a stack of novels and tell your ex-employer and Social Security where to mail your checks. Not anymore. Personal finance has gotten so complicated that n...

Money Magazine: TEMPLETON'S HEIR NAMES THE WORLD'S FIVE BEST STOCKSupdated: Sun May 01 1994 00:01:00

Mark Holowesko appears to be the very model of a modern global money manager. $ He is disarmingly young (34), lives in an offshore tax haven (the Bahamas) and drives a big BMW. He was groomed for t...

Fortune: DEPRESSION and how to beat it This affliction appears to be on the increase and hits ambitious people extra hard. The good news:updated: Mon Nov 29 1993 00:01:00

THE MARCH of science has produced this arresting tidbit: Though most of us are in a blah or foul mood three days out of ten, an annoying 0.5% of the population is in a good mood all the time. And j...

Fortune: WHY WE NEED MORE DOCTORS Granting health benefits to 37 million uninsured Americans will inflate demand for doctors -- who are aupdated: Mon Aug 23 1993 00:01:00

POLICYMAKERS have long argued that medicine is a market unto itself, governed by laws as strange as those of Lewis Carroll's Wonderland or Jonathan Swift's Lilliput. In fact, the forces driving up ...

Fortune: A REPORT CARD ON HMOs Many Americans are scared to death about the care at HMOs. But a coast-to-coast FORTUNE survey turns up suupdated: Mon Jun 28 1993 00:01:00

HEALTH maintenance organizations take a startlingly sensible approach to cutting health care costs: Keep people well. Yet the very idea of joining one makes a lot of people sick. Why? HMOs provide ...

Fortune: AMERICA'S PAINFUL DOCTOR SHORTAGE Conventional wisdom says we have too many physicians. So how come medical headhunters are thriupdated: Mon Nov 16 1992 00:01:00

MOST CURES for America's ruinous, $800-billion-a-year medical bill focus on changing our profligate insurance system, which encourages patients to consume -- and doctors to provide -- too much heal...

Fortune: STRONG MEDICINE FOR HEALTH COSTS Companies feeling blue -- or in the red -- over feverish employee medical expenses have found supdated: Mon Apr 23 1990 00:01:00

WHAT ARE NOW EQUAL to half of all pretax profits and rising fast? Answer: company health benefits. No wonder managers are desperate. And no wonder many of them are marveling at a plan adopted by on...

Money Magazine: WHEN IT'S ALL PAIN AND NO GAIN, A SPORTS MEDICINE DOCTOR MAY HELP -- AT A PRICEupdated: Fri Sep 01 1989 00:01:00

Marie Greenwalt will never forget the day she thought her amateur soccer career was in jeopardy. ''I was practicing shots from about 30 yards out,'' says the 36-year-old billing clerk from Tualatin...

Money Magazine: HMOS THAT DON'T LOCK YOU TO DOCSupdated: Fri Sep 01 1989 00:01:00

Have you been tempted to join your company's health maintenance organization (HMO) for its low cost but feel uncomfortable about giving up visits to your family doctor or to the top specialist in t...

Money Magazine: Check It Out How doctors rate the top newslettersupdated: Mon May 01 1989 00:01:00

MONEY asked four prominent physicians to evaluate seven of the leading medical newsletters; their comments, and composite scores on a scale of 100, are shown below. The panel included Bruce B. Dan,...

Money Magazine: HMO, Yes or No? You may soon be asked -- perhaps even pressured -- to join one. But with three in four posting losses, you will updated: Fri Jul 01 1988 00:01:00

On April 1, 40 pediatricians and 35 family practitioners, disgruntled over their fees, pulled out of North Carolina's largest health maintenance organization, the 16,206-member Raleigh Blue Cross P...

Fortune: HOW NOT TO CONTROL MEDICAL COSTS Trying to keep patients from seeing specialists only pads the bill and undermines quality.updated: Mon Jul 06 1987 00:01:00

For three decades now, thanks to insurance and Medicare, consumers have paid relatively little out of their own pockets for medical services. Lacking compelling reasons to trade off costs against b...

Fortune: PHYSICIAN, SELL THYSELF Doctors will soon be a drug on the market and are learning how to compete.updated: Mon Apr 01 1985 00:01:00

HURTING FROM an epidemic of competition, the nation's doctors are trying some hitherto unheard-of remedies. An obstetrician in Houston sends corsages to new mothers. An ophthalmologist in Kansas Ci...

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